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21-03-2020, 09:26   #1
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Garmin Forerunner 235 €120 in Argos

Saw this on HUKD and as it’s still in stock in some stores, it might be of some use to someone. Not the newest watch, but really good value at that price.

https://m.argos.ie/static/Product/pa...Forerunner.htm
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21-03-2020, 12:17   #2
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Yeah that's a fantastic price for a solid running watch.
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Brilliant price for that. Have had the 235 for 2+ years and not a single problem with it.
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How is heart rate accuracy and battery life ? Its 4 year old model and have heard negative things ! Thank u
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How is heart rate accuracy and battery life ? Its 4 year old model and have heard negative things ! Thank u
Got rid of a Fitbit Versa and got this instead about a year ago. Battery life is great. Even though it's waterproof I charge it each day while in the shower and that's it. If only wearing for workouts/runs etc... you should still get a couple of weeks between charges. Haven't done any serious research but heart rate and sleep seemed comparable to the Fitbit. I've read about heart rate inaccuracies on these but never experienced it and a separate chest strap monitor, will always give better results than any of these built in wrist monitors. Solid watch, fast GPS and a bargain at that price.
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Nice, thanks OP.

I've reserved one while I research. Is there anything else in the same ballpark that's comparable?

I have a cheapo tracker and have been meaning to get something like this. Use an android phone, presume that doesn't complicate things?
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Cheers.
Ordered one to replace my Huawei W1 which has packed in.
Out of stock in liffey Valley but available from Wed /Fri
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22-03-2020, 13:42   #8
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I’ve reserved one but might leave it. I currently have a charge 2, it has a good battery life and can record cycles aswell as runs. The garmin does not seem to be able to do cycles
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Got rid of a Fitbit Versa and got this instead about a year ago. Battery life is great. Even though it's waterproof I charge it each day while in the shower and that's it. If only wearing for workouts/runs etc... you should still get a couple of weeks between charges. Haven't done any serious research but heart rate and sleep seemed comparable to the Fitbit. I've read about heart rate inaccuracies on these but never experienced it and a separate chest strap monitor, will always give better results than any of these built in wrist monitors. Solid watch, fast GPS and a bargain at that price.
Thanks I was thinking about versa as fitbit has a big community! Why do you charge it daily if i may ask !
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Nice, thanks OP.

I've reserved one while I research. Is there anything else in the same ballpark that's comparable?

I have a cheapo tracker and have been meaning to get something like this. Use an android phone, presume that doesn't complicate things?
It's one of the older Garmin models but pretty well regarded, detailed review here.

No problem using an Android phone, you just need to install their Garmin Connect app, works very well.
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Thanks OP, grabbed one in Drogheda early this morning. I remember this being close to 300 euro in price a couple of years ago.
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How is heart rate accuracy and battery life ? Its 4 year old model and have heard negative things ! Thank u
I've had its sibling, the 230, which doesn't have the HRM for 5 years. The battery is still grand. I can't speak for HR accuracy of course. I use a chest strap with mine.

Though the watch is useless for both pool and open water swimming. If you had interest in swimming the cheapest option from Garmin would be the 735xt. Otherwise the 235 is still a fantastic choice.
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Weird, I reserved one, got the email and went to check it there for when I could collect but it doesn't have a reservation number?

Anyone have a spare reservation they didn't use?
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Heads up for people whose local argos mightn't have one in stock, got a similar watch using Harvey Norman's price match promise. Don't let them fudge you off saying that it has to be in stock in a local argos, any one will do.

As far as I know, curry's, Powercity and DID do similar price match promises.
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Back up to 180euro again
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